Vocab_Sheet_11

  1. Eminence
    • A position of prominence and superiority
    • Niche skill

    Our ******** in work is what makes us stand out from the crowd
  2. Bird's eye view
    A view seen from high above

    From up here you can get a ****** of the entire campus

    Idiom
  3. Brim
    • the projecting edge around the bottom of a hat.
    • be full to the point of overflowing.

    "my eyes *********** with tears"

    "a soft hat with a turned-up ********"
  4. For good measure
    • Adding little more
    • in addition to what has already been done or said.

    "he added a couple of chillies ********"

    Idiom
  5. Chuckle
    • Giggle
    • laugh quietly or inwardly.

    "I ******* at the astonishment on her face"
  6. Diffuse
    • spread over a wide area or between a large number of people.
    • lacking clarity or conciseness.

    "the second argument is more ********"

    "technologies ******** rapidly"

    Pandemic easily ********* to wide areas
  7. Reverberate
    • (of a loud noise) be repeated several times as an echo.
    • have continuing and serious effects.

    "the statements by the professor ****** through the Capitol"

    "her deep booming laugh ******** around the room"
  8. Miscreants
    • a person who has done something wrong or unlawful.
    • Convict

    "the police are straining every nerve to bring the ******** to justice"
  9. Disparaging
    • Disregard or represent as being of little worth.
    • Ridicule
    • Humiliate

    "he never missed an opportunity to ******* his competitors"
  10. Scintillating
    • sparkling or shining brightly
    • Dazzling
    • brilliantly and excitingly clever or skilful

    "the ********** sun"

    "the audience loved his *********** wit"
  11. Unsettling
    • Unresolving
    • Obsessing
    • Disturbing
    • causing anxiety or uneasiness

    • A problem in a project gets most of our attention, it leads to ******** frustration and disappointment
    • "the finale may come as an ******* shock"
  12. Navigating
    plan and direct the course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transport, especially by using instruments or maps.

    "they ******** by the stars"
  13. Embodiment
    • a tangible or visible form of an idea, quality, or feeling.
    • Personification
    • Incarnation
    • Manifestation

    "she seemed to be a living ****** of vitality"
  14. Myth
    • a widely held but false belief or idea.
    • Misconception

    "the belief that evening primrose oil helps to cure eczema is a ******, according to dermatologists"
  15. Mystified
    • utterly bewilder or perplex (someone).
    • make obscure

    "lawyers who ****** the legal system so that laymen find it unintelligible"

    "I was completely ****** by his disappearance"
  16. Nitwits
    • a silly or foolish person (often as a general term of abuse).
    • Jerk, doltish, lunatic, dummy

    "I want nothing to do with that bunch of *******!"
  17. Nonetheless
    • Never the less
    • in spite of that

    "the rally, which the government had declared illegal, was ******** attended by some 6,000"
  18. Dungeon
    a strong underground prison cell, especially in a castle.

    imprison (someone) in a ********
  19. Bright side of something
    Positive aspect in a tough, difficult situation

    Idiom
  20. Squishy
    soft and moist.

    "the bananas will turn soft and ******"
  21. Awful
    Nasty
    Notorious
    Infemy
    • very bad or unpleasant.
    • used to emphasize the extent of something, especially something unpleasant or negative.

    "I've made an ******* fool of myself"

    "the place smelled ********"
  22. Be my guest
    please do.

    "May I choose the restaurant? ********!"

    Idiom
  23. Bogged down
    • To Get stuck with something
    • To be/become so involved in something difficult or complicated that you cannot do anything else:

    Let's not get ******** with individual complaints

    UK Try not to get too ****** in the details.
  24. Euphoria
    • a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
    • Fling

    "in his *******, he had become convinced he could defeat them"
  25. Straddle
    sit or stand with one leg on either side of.

    "he turned the chair round and ******** on it"
  26. Oblation: Offering
    Obeisance: deep respect
    a thing presented or offered to God or a god.

    God accepts even a flower or a leaf as ********
  27. Utterly
    • Completely
    • Absolutely
    • Totally

    "he looked ******* ridiculous"
  28. Cast away
    • Abandon
    • Let off
    • Throw away
    • Reject
    • Discard
    • Dispel
    • Renounce

    We must ******** anger, envy
  29. Infemy
    Awful
    Nasty
    Notorious
    Infemy
    • the state of being well known for some bad quality or deed.
    • Notoriety

    "a day that will live in *******"
  30. Gobble
    • eat (something) hurriedly and noisily.
    • Devour

    "he ******* up the rest of his sandwich"
  31. Liable
    • Responsible by law
    • Legally answerable.

    "the credit-card company is ******** for any breach of contract"
  32. Predate
    • exist or occur at a date earlier than (something).
    • (of an animal) catch and eat (prey).

    "here parish boundaries seem clearly to ******* Roman roads"
  33. Culminate
    reach a climax or point of highest development.

    "weeks of violence ********* in the brutal murder of a magistrate"
  34. Hindsight
    understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed.

    "with ********, I should never have gone"
  35. Magnanimous
    generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person.

    "she should be ******* in victory"

    He is such a ******** personality
  36. Dire
    • extremely serious or urgent.
    • Of a very poor quality

    "misuse of drugs can have ******** consequences"

    Ignorance can lead to ******* consequences
  37. Tremendous
    • very great in amount, scale, or intensity.
    • Huge
    • Great

    "It takes ******* amount of time and effort to build confidence"
  38. Deceit
    • Duplicity
    • the action or practice of fudging someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth.
    • Betrayal
  39. Dislodge
    • Remove
    • knock or force out of position
    • remove from a position of power or authority.

    "government opponents failed to ******* the Prime Minister"

    "the hoofs of their horses ******** loose stones"
  40. Embellish
    • make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
    • make (a statement or story) more interesting by adding extra details that are often untrue.
    • Exaggerating

    "blue silk ********* with golden embroidery"

    "followers often ********* stories about their heroes"
  41. Shake shook
    • Moved
    • (of a structure or area of land) tremble or vibrate.

    "buildings ******* in Sacramento and tremors were felt in Reno"
  42. Affection
    • Fondness
    • Liking

    "she felt ******** for the wise old lady"
  43. Slime slimy
    an unpleasantly thick and slippery liquid substance.

    "the cold stone was wet with ******"

    I touched the fish, it was so ********
  44. Terrific
    • of great size, amount, or intensity
    • Intimidating

    "there was a ********* bang"

    "his body presented a ******** emblem of death"
  45. Underfoot
    • under one's feet
    • On the ground.

    "it was very muddy *********"
  46. Holy moly
    used to express surprise or dismay.

    "******** ******, this is exciting news!"
  47. Harass
    Subject to humiliation or bad treatment, aggressive pressure or intimidation.

    "being ******** at work can leave you feeling confused and helpless"
  48. Hardship
    • severe suffering or privation.
    • Plight
    • Debacle
    • Tough time

    "intolerable levels of *********"
  49. Gift of gab
    the ability to speak easily and confidently in a way that makes people want to listen to you and believe you:

    She's got the ********** - she should work in sales and marketing.

    Idiom
  50. Perilous
    • full of danger or risk
    • exposed to imminent risk of disaster or ruin.

    "the economy is in a ******* state"

    "a ******* journey south"
  51. Frail
    • (of a person) weak and delicate.
    • Gaunt

    "his small, ****** body"
  52. Impertinent
    • Irrelevant
    • Not showing proper respect
    • Rude

    "an ********* question"

    "talk of ‘rhetoric’ and ‘strategy’ is ******** to this process"
  53. Traumatic
    • deeply disturbing or distressing
    • Psychologically affecting

    "she was going through a ******* divorce"
  54. Solitary
    • single
    • only.

    "we have not a ******** shred of evidence to go on"
  55. Accolade
    • an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit.
    • Honor

    "the hotel has won numerous *******"
  56. Smear
    • to spread a liquid or a thick substance over a surface
    • Diffuse

    The children had ********* peanut butter all over the sofa.

    Can you explain why the front of your car is ****** with blood?
  57. Aristocrats
    • a person of high social rank who belongs to the royal background
    • the highest class in certain societies

    Many ********* were killed in the French Revolution.
  58. Sprint
    run at full speed over a short distance.

    "I saw Charlie ******* through the traffic towards me"
  59. Cruise
    (of a motor vehicle or aircraft) travel smoothly at a moderate or economical speed.

    "we sit in a jet, ******* at some 30,000 ft"
  60. Fictitious
    • not real or true
    • Imaginary or fabricated.

    "reports of a deal were dismissed as ******* by the Minister"
  61. Tiff
    a petty quarrel, especially one between friends or lovers.

    "Joanna had a ******* with her boyfriend"
  62. Virtue
    behaviour showing high moral standards.

    "paragons of ********"

    I have decided to lead a ******* life
  63. Vindicate
    • clear (someone) of blame or suspicion
    • Absolve

    "hospital staff were ******* by the inquest verdict"
  64. Haggle
    dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something.

    "the two sides are ******** over television rights"
  65. Snuggle
    settle or move into a warm, comfortable position.

    "I ******* down in my sleeping bag"
  66. Hibernate
    • (of an animal or plant) spend the winter in a dormant state.
    • Sleep
    • Remain dormant

    "some species ******* in tree roosts"
  67. Squeaker
    • a competition or election won or likely to be won by a narrow margin.
    • Whisker

    Antonym: emphatic

    "it looks like it will be a ****** which could go either way"
  68. Hunky-dory
    fine; going well.

    "everything is **********"
  69. Caveat
    a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.

    "there are a number of ******* which concern the validity of the assessment results"
  70. Turning down
    • Rejecting
    • Not pursuing

    He felt offended when his proposal was ********

    Idiom
  71. Hooky
    to stay away from school without permission
  72. Live high on the hog
    live luxurious life style

    Idiom
  73. Overhear
    hear (someone or something) without meaning to or without the knowledge of the speaker.

    "I couldn't help ******* your conversation"
  74. Flip out
    • to become crazy or very excited or angry
    • to become extremely angry or to lose control of yourself from surprise or shock
    • Cranking
    • Unraveling
    • Paranoid

    I nearly ******* when she told me she and David were getting married.

    I ******** when I saw how they had changed my work
  75. Squeaky
    having or making a high-pitched sound or cry

    The door swung open on its ****** hinges
  76. Squeaky wheel gets the grease
    Crying baby gets the attention
    said to emphasize that attention is paid to those problems that are made most noticeable

    Idiom
  77. Breakneck
    dangerously or extremely fast.

    "he drove at ******* speed"
  78. Breathtaking
    • astonishing or awe-inspiring in quality
    • Spectacular
    • Marvelous

    "the scene was one of ********** beauty"
  79. Cranky
    • eccentric or strange
    • Bizarre
    • Weird
    • bad-tempered
    • Irritable
    • Grumpy

    "a ****** scheme to pipe ground-level ozone into the stratosphere"

    "he was ****** after eight hours of working"
  80. Fabricate
    • Make, manufacture
    • invent (something) in order to deceive
    • Fake
    • Fudge

    "officers ******* evidence"
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